Movies like Colette

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Colette (2018)
 6.7
 22K
Colette (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France, Hungary, Netherlands
Duration: 111 min.
Story: French novelist, Colette, overcomes an abusive marriage to emerge as a leading writer in her country and a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Style: intellectual, based on true events, captivating, inspirational, lyrical
Plot: female writer, female protagonist, lesbian relationship, novelist, bisexuality, nobel prize, exploitation, writers, woman, manuscript, ghost writer, lesbian sex, publisher, writing, husband wife relationship, money, infidelity, lesbian, sex, marquis, country girl, fashion, fight, party, spider ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, year 1900, 20th century, 1890s
Place: paris france, france, louisiana, algeria

Most similar movies to Colette

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and captivating films with plots about husband wife relationship, infidelity, female nudity, kiss, nudity (full frontal - brief), adultery and dancing mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Colette: The Duchess (2008), Mary Shelley (2017), Tulip Fever (2017), The Children of the Century (1999), Violette (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
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The Duchess (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.
Style: dramatic, sexy, emotional, stylized, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: aristocracy, love triangle, love affair, adultery, infidelity, duchess, high society, marriage, marital infidelity, marital rape, destiny, love and romance ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s, georgian era, 19th century ...
Place: england, europe, london
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100%
 6.5
 15K
Mary Shelley (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Luxembourg, USA, Ireland, Australia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The love affair between poet Percy Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin resulted in the creation of an immortal novel, “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.”
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, touching, based on true events
Plot: literature, poet, female writer, father daughter relationship, forbidden love, relationship problems, young lovers, loss of child, sister sister relationship, free love, love and romance, extramarital affair ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: london, switzerland, scotland
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100%
 6.2
 20K
Tulip Fever (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An artist falls for a married young woman while he's commissioned to paint her portrait. The two invest in the risky tulip market in hopes to build a future together.
Style: suspense, touching, suspenseful, rough, sincere ...
Plot: cheating wife, painter, adultery, extramarital affair, unfaithful wife, love affair, female protagonist, doctor, trust, promise, cuckold, deception ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: netherlands, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Children of the Century (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: True tale of the tumultuous love affair between two French literary icons of the 19th Century, novelist George Sand and poet Alfred de Musset. But their affair falls apart during an excursion to Venice, Italy where Musset is distracted by drugs and ...
Style: sexy, stylized, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: love affair, lifestyle, love and romance, destructive relationship, feminism, forbidden love, infidelity, sexuality, sex, gender, gender bending, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1820s
Place: paris france, venice, italy, europe, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.9
 2K
Violette (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Born out of wedlock early in the last century, Violette Leduc meets Simone de Beauvoir in postwar Saint-Germain-des-Près. An intense lifelong relationship develops between the two women authors, based on Violette's quest for freedom through ...
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, serious, psychological
Plot: lesbian relationship, friendship, writer's life, friends, gender, society, lesbian, couples, artists and showbiz, feminism, strong female presence, following someone ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1950s, 70s, 60s ...
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 86K
Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: "Frida" chronicles the life Frida Kahlo shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera, as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and ...
Style: colourful, stylized, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: painter, bohemian life, art, feminism, lifestyle, couple relations, jealousy, artist, bisexuality, lesbian love, disability, painting ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s ...
Place: mexico, latin america, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Camille Claudel (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The life of Camille Claudel, a french scupltor who becomes the apprentice of Auguste Rodin and later his lover. Her passion for her art and Rodin drive her further away from reason and rationality.
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, mental illness, sculptor, fall in love, love affair, couples, actor's life, love and romance, romance, destructive relationship, couple relations, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 36K
The Libertine (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story of John Wilmot, a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who famously drank and debauched his way to an early grave, only to earn posthumous critical acclaim for his life's work.
Style: stylized, serious, melancholic, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: libertine, poet, infidelity, alcoholic, love and romance, actor's life, dying, fired from the job, rebel, dysfunctional marriage, writers, temptation ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Marie Antoinette (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, France, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the fall of Versailles.
Style: realistic, factual, colourful, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: historical character, queen, french history, princess, royal family, royal court, aristocracy, palaces castles and temples, french revolution, female protagonist, state affairs, french ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, versailles, paris france, vienna, austria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Professor Marston & the Wonder Women (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The unconventional life of Dr. William Marston, the Harvard psychologist and inventor who helped invent the modern lie detector test and created Wonder Woman in 1941.
Style: factual, psychological, sentimental, captivating, banned
Plot: polyamory, bdsm, lesbian, lgbt, psychologist, superheroine, bisexual, lesbianism, hand under skirt, justice, seduction, friendship ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, year 1940, year 1945, year 1972 ...
Place: ancient greece, ireland, england, france, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 13K
Ammonite (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: 1840s England, an infamous fossil hunter and a young woman sent to convalesce by the sea develop an intense relationship, altering both of their lives forever.
Style: intellectual, contemplative, realistic, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: lesbian romance, lesbian relationship, lesbianism, lesbian couple, lesbian, lesbian sex, lgbt, fossil, female protagonist, paleontologist, scientific discovery, female scientist ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1840s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Dangerous Method (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, the driven Dr. Carl Jung takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein as his patient. Jung’s weapon is the method of his master, the renowned Sigmund Freud. Both men fall under Sabina’s ...
Style: intellectual, psychological, sexy, philosophical, talky ...
Plot: historical character, psychiatrist, psychoanalysis, sexual perversion, spanking, mental illness, patient, mentally unstable, introspection, psychologist, insanity, infidelity ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, year 1912, 1910s, 1930s
Place: switzerland, europe, vienna, central europe, zurich switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 2K
Isadora (1968)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet. Her nude, semi-nude, and pro-Soviet dance projects as well as her attitudes on free love, debt, dress, and lifestyle shocked the public of ...
Style: sexual, captivating, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: ballet, dance, dancing, dancer, love affair, strong female presence, profanity, love and romance, rebellion, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, dancer's life ...
Time: 1890s, 19th century, 20th century, year 1900, 1920s
Place: europe, paris france, chicago illinois, ussr, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The World to Come (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two women who forge a close connection despite their isolation in the mid-19th-century American frontier.
Style: suspense, captivating, disturbing, psychological, controversial
Plot: lesbian romance, lesbian relationship, lesbian couple, husband wife relationship, couple relations, star crossed lovers, life is a bitch, nature, female protagonist, death, lovers apart, loss of child ...
Time: 19th century, 1940s
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 5K
Carrington (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The story of the relationship between painter Dora Carrington and author Lytton Strachey in a World War One England of cottages and countryside. Although platonic due to Strachey's homosexuality, the relationship was nevertheless a deep and ...
Style: sexy, sexual, emotional, touching, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: soldier, painter, conscientious objector, polyamory, romance, friendship, bittersweet, love and romance, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, sexual relations ...
Time: victorian era, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: england, europe, london, wales, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 15K
Radioactive (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA, China, Hungary
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tells the story of Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie and her extraordinary scientific discoveries — through the prism of her marriage to husband Pierre — and the seismic and transformative effects their discovery of radium had on the 20th century.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, harsh, based on true events
Plot: chemistry, nobel prize, radiation, nuclear, scientific research, radioactivity, science, scientific discovery, backfire, plan, nuclear power, blueprint ...
Time: year 1957, year 1961, year 1945, year 1986, year 1934
Place: paris france, stockholm sweden, hiroshima japan, chernobyl, sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A United Kingdom (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: interracial marriage, forbidden love, king, husband wife relationship, royal family, freedom, politics, promise, justice, racism, reporter, tradition ...
Time: year 1947, 50s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: africa, england, south africa, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 15K
Total Eclipse (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Young, wild poet Arthur Rimbaud and his mentor Paul Verlaine engage in a fierce, forbidden romance while feeling the effects of a hellish artistic lifestyle.
Style: serious, sexy, sexual, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, poet, gay teenager, writer's life, mentor, sodomy, gay sex, prodigy, romance, infidelity, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: paris france, europe, africa, france, holland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Saint Laurent (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 150 min.
Story: 1967-1976. As one of history's greatest fashion designers entered a decade of freedom, neither came out of it in one piece.
Style: captivating, stylized, serious, realistic, homoerotic
Plot: fashion, gay, rise to the top, ambition, couple relations, fashion designer, nudity (full frontal - brief), scandal, interview, male prostitute, sewing, gender ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1972 ...
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 28K
Disobedience (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A woman learns about the death of her father. She returns to her Orthodox Jewish home and falls in love with her best childhood friend who is now married to her cousin.
Style: melancholic, sincere, ambiguous ending, depressing
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lesbian, female nudity, lesbian love, lesbian sex, lgbt, forbidden love, lesbian relationship, lesbian romance, orthodox jew, childhood friends, cheating wife, scandal ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Beloved Sisters (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A love triangle forms between post-Enlightenment writer Friedrich Schiller and two sisters -- one who became his wife, and the other, his biographer.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, romantic ...
Plot: love triangle, family relations, aristocrat, fall in love, love affair, family life, romance, love and romance, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship, friendship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1790s
Place: germany, swiss alps, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Balzac: A Passionate Life (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 240 min.
Story: He burned with ambition. He lusted for life. He lived for passion. This is the sprawling saga of Honoré de Balzac (Gérard Depardieu), a man who created a great literary oeuvre from the dramas and adventures of his own life - a life that he shaped ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, stylized, clever
Plot: family relations, innocence lost, love affair, master and servant, romance, betrayal, society, love and romance, dishonesty, lifestyle, writer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, france, europe, black sea, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Current War (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Russia, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse compete to create a sustainable system and market it to the American people.
Style: intellectual, clever, realistic, stylized, intense ...
Plot: inventor, electricity, science and technology, genius, invention, technology, science, discovery, rivalry, machine, historical character, professor ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1880s
Place: pittsburgh, north dakota, new orleans, washington d.c., coney island brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 7.2
 1K
Byron (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Life and adventures of lord George Gordon Byron. BBC dramatization of the poet's final thirteen years
Style: serious, realistic, romanticism, sexy, sexual
Audience: girls' night
Plot: debauchery, womanizer, obsession, radical, writer's life, lifestyle, society, social misfits, romance, sexual relations, politics, price of fame ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: turkey, london, india, greece, athens greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Passion of Ayn Rand (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The rather eccentric (especially in her thinking) author of "The Fountainhead" and "Atlas Shrugged" becomes involved with a much younger, and married man... to the dismay of those close to her.
Style: sexual, emotional, touching, sentimental, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, couples, russian woman, writers, infidelity, psychologist, philosopher, older woman younger man relationship, prodigy, lifestyle, writer's life, ego clash ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 80s, 70s, 1950s ...
Place: california, los angeles, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 21K
Breathe (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Robin, a handsome, brilliant and adventurous man whose life takes a dramatic turn when polio leaves him paralyzed.
Style: based on true events, realistic, factual, compassionate, sad ...
Plot: disability, illness, paralysis, supportive spouse, husband wife relationship, polio, adaptation, human spirit, christmas tree, guitar, bleeding, campfire ...
Time: year 1960, year 1958, year 1981, year 1970, year 1971 ...
Place: england, spain, germany, africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Edge of Love (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Edge of love is a love story of two feisty women and a brilliant, charismatic poet who love both women. One woman Vera Phillips who is his first love and whom he lost for ten year, while other one is his present wife Caitlin who is adventurous ...
Style: captivating, romantic, sincere, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love triangle, pregnancy, infidelity, poet, unfulfillment, intrigue, couple relations, dishonesty, romance, jealousy, marriage, rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 29K
Miss Potter (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness and success.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: snobbism, writer's life, rabbit, first love, family relations, painting, lifestyle, forbidden love, social differences, fall in love, unsupportive parent, success ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 19th century, 90s ...
Place: england, london, europe, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Vita & Virginia (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Socialite Vita Sackville-West and literary icon Virginia Woolf run in different circles in 1920s London. Despite the odds, the magnetic Vita and the beguiling Virginia forge an unconventional affair, set against the backdrop of their own strikingly ...
Style: sentimental, factual, psychological, captivating, based on true events
Plot: lesbian romance, first lesbian experience, lesbian couple, lesbian love, lgbt, lesbian, lesbian relationship, polyamory, female writer, female protagonist, anxiety, doomed love ...
Time: 1920s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 11K
Sylvia (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Story of the relationship between the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, depressing ...
Plot: infidelity, drinking, drinking alcohol, tragic love, writer's life, couple relations, romance, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, love, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%